It was not a nice return from vacation to Zandvoort Ferrari. Shown two SF-23s of Carlos Sainz (piloted by Robert Schwartzman in the morning) and Charles Leclerc in action Several difficulties In the two free training sessions that were held today on the Dutch track. In the afternoon session, which is the most representative session in terms of times and temperatures given tomorrow’s qualifying and Sunday’s race, the two Prancing Horse cars could not even enter the top ten. Leclerc stopped in eleventh He was also beaten among the cars from Maranello by Valtteri Bottas ninth with Alfa Romeo. Carlos Sainz got even worse, finishing 16th at the end of the day.
And the manager of the red team tried to throw water on the fire Frederic Vasseurwhich to the microphones Sky Sports F1 Let’s understand that we mainly worked on Cavallino’s fund “Test” solutions. Also useful for the rest of the season. “I think tomorrow we will be able to see a different Ferrari – The French coach, in his first season as manager of Maranello, announced – Today it was a bit complicated, we tested different things this morning and also this afternoon, and that means we focused more on those aspects than the performance itself.”.
To give courage to Vasseur there Compactness appeared within the entire networkZandvoort is certainly the shortest circuit in the championship calendar after Monaco. “There were five to ten cars in a few tenths and we’ll have to try and get everything together for tomorrow Vasseur added again. I think we’ve taken a good step forward today as we head into the weekend and we’re confident. The limits were to get everything together in one lap on this track, and there was an important difference between the two riders from corner to corner. We just saw that Hamilton was three-tenths faster than us in one corner, so we need to try to understand the situation to make things better, but We are not far away“.
Encouraging the pace of the race
“We didn’t drive with more downforce because it was one of the parts we had to test. After the last few races we haven’t done any testing Vasseur continued. There are only simulators and a wind tunnel. So we decided to do tests on Friday to cover all the functionality we need at wing level to have a bird’s eye view and we did it appropriately with Robert and Charles. Everything went according to plan. We think we have room for improvement in terms of setup. The pace of the race was good. We lost a few tenths in the qualifying simulation throughout the session, but we’re not worriedFerrari team principal concluded.
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